Bill Gates’ 5 Secrets To Happiness Are Surprisingly Affordable

It’s maddening, but sometimes Forbes readers dismiss the wisdom of a life coach. You tend to pay more attention to the life lessons delivered by billionaires. The problem is that while most life coaches are not very rich, most billionaires are not tremendously happy. So you can imagine my delight when, about 30 minutes into his most recent “Ask […]

Iran Prepares For War With Israel

Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on October 10, 2019, at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War, and focused on the rising Iranian threats to Israel. He strongly hinted at the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against Iran and the specter of a major protracted […]

James Bond is From Odessa

Everyone knows the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond. British author Ian Fleming’s hero has been a box office star for more than half a century. Bond is celebrated around the globe for his brilliant mind, wild adventures, and debonair charm. “Women want him, and men want to be him”. What most people don’t […]

Do Drivers Really Want To Give Up Driving?

A leading research firm has confirmed this week what many nay-sayers to autonomous vehicles have long suspected. People don’t really want tech that drives the cars for them. J.D. Power and Associates’ annual technology experience study shows a high percentage of drivers today so dissatisfied with tech like lane-centering and other driver-assistance alerts that they […]

Netherlands Ambassador Reminisces about Amsterdam and ‘Going Dutch’

The Dutch reputation for thriftiness is not entirely without justification, acknowledged Hendrik Jan Jurriaan Schuwer as he prepared to wrap up his mission as the Netherlands’ ambassador to the United States. His countrymen have long believed that “what you don’t have, you cannot spend,” Schuwer says in explaining the philosophy behind the expression “go Dutch,” […]

The people did their thing

The word “corruption” has long since eroded. This “lady” has been one of the three most painful problems in our country for the last twenty years. Expert estimates of the extent of corruption differ, but almost all experts agree that amounts are stolen every year in the country compared to the state budget of Ukraine. […]

Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019: Disordered Proteins As Drug Targets

Decades ago, scientists identified a particular class of proteins driving illnesses from cancer to neurodegenerative disease. These “intrinsically disordered proteins” (IDPs) looked different from the proteins with rigid structures that were more familiar in cells. IDPs were shape-shifters, appearing as ensembles of components that constantly changed configurations. This loose structure allows the IDPs to bring […]

Green Banks: Financing The Low-Carbon Future

On the evening of July 10, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a  conversation on green banks, where climate finance leaders openly discussed the role of green financial institutions as tools that work to unlock investment for clean energy initiatives. Following brief welcoming remarks by David Livingston, deputy director for climate and advanced energy […]

Black Sea twice as polluted by marine litter as Mediterranean Sea – EU/UNDP project’s survey

Odesa, 30 July 2019 – The amount of marine litter in the Black Sea is almost twice as high as in the Mediterranean Sea, while concentrations of some pollutants exceed their toxicity threshold value. These are the results of the Joint Black Sea Surveys presented by the EU/UNDP-funded project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black […]